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Psalm 126: Freedom Like a Dream

Psalm 126: Freedom Like a Dream

May 5, 2022

   Literally, when God brought back the Jewish people to Israel in modern times, it was a dream that spanned generations. Every day—three times a day—God fearing Jews throughout the world prayed that they would one day return to the land of Israel.

Compared to the Babylonian exile, which only lasted 70 years, this second exile would be much longer—nearly 1900 years. Yet throughout this long and bitter exile, the longing to one day return to Israel remained an undying hope. 

Join Samuel Wearp and I as we look into this Psalm of redemption and return.   

Psalm 125: Surrounded by God

Psalm 125: Surrounded by God

April 29, 2022

In this world of so many uncertainties and unknowns there is an immovable place of refuge for all who trust in God.  Join us as we look into this Psalms themes that include the importance of Mount Zion, walking on the straight path and the safety of a God who surrounds His people.   Be encouraged to continue on the path!  Onward and upward!   

Psalm 124b: Suddenly Saved from Death

Psalm 124b: Suddenly Saved from Death

April 21, 2022

 "Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth." (Ps 124)   In this case, blessing the Lord is not a dry religious ritual. It is as common sense as thanking someone who grabs your hand when you are about to fall off a cliff. We will forever have good reason to bless The Lord. He has saved us from the jaws of death. 

All the pictures in this psalm show what Israel has been saved from—sudden calamities like drowning or being devoured by an animal or trapped. The deliverance is sudden, as well. One moment you are snared; the next you are free to fly.  May you be like the bird who is free from every snare of the enemy and able to freely fly into the great plans God has for your life.  

Psalm 124: The God Who Fights For Us

Psalm 124: The God Who Fights For Us

April 13, 2022

If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us then they would have swallowed us alive. (Ps 124) If anyone knew what it was like when "men rose up against us" it was David.  

 Davids life often hung on by what looks like a very small thread.   Goliath, Saul and Absalom were some of these enemies who wanted nothing more than to see David dead.  Despite all this, David had a weapon that could not be overcome: God was on his side. 

May you be encouraged through this podcast to know the amazing truth that  "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8)

Psalm 123: The Eyes of a Servant

Psalm 123: The Eyes of a Servant

April 8, 2022

   This short and sweet Psalm calls us to look to God in total dependence.  We are called to seek God both corporately and individually as indicated by the maid (singular) and the servants (plural).   We look to His hand that not only gives direction but also is the place we see the scars He bore in love for us.  Be encouraged to keep looking to The Master with hopeful expectation.  As Jehoshaphat said  "We don't know what to do but our eyes are on you." (2 Chron 20:12)

Psalm 122: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Psalm 122: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

March 31, 2022

  After an inspiring worship service in 1844, Willem Ten Boom started a weekly prayer service to pray for the Jewish people and the peace of Jerusalem. His son Casper continued the tradition of prayer with his own family. These prayer meetings continued for 100 years-until February 28, 1944, when Nazi soldiers arrested Casper and his entire family for hiding Jews.   The Ten Boom family was prepared years in advance for their powerful calling as they kept faithfully praying for God's purposes for Jerusalem.

  This call to pray for the peace of Jerusalem is deeply connected to the prayer Yeshua taught his disciples to pray "Your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven".   Our prayers play a vital role in the process of God establishing His home on earth.   Keep praying!  

Psalm 122: Jerusalem - The Epicenter of Joy!

Psalm 122: Jerusalem - The Epicenter of Joy!

March 25, 2022

This exuberant Psalm speaks of the gladness of seeking God together.   We encourage all of you to press through the difficulties and strains that can arise from gathering with others to worship.  As believers, corporate prayer and worship is one of our most effective weapons against the dark forces of the enemy. 

The place of seeking God together is where we touch the pleasures of overflowing joy in His presence.  Over and over again Jerusalem is spoken of as a city of joy throughout the Bible.  Listen in to hear of of the glorious things that are spoken of the city of God.  

Lift up your hands!  With special guest Zac Waller

Lift up your hands! With special guest Zac Waller

March 17, 2022

  Lifting hands during worship can be an awkward thing to do.  In this podcast we look into the many scriptures that talk about this expression of praise.  Zac shares how a spiritual breakthrough took place in his life as a teen when he was able to lift his hands in a corporate worship gathering.   May you be encouraged in this episode to praise God unashamedly and as the book of Lamentations says "lift your heart and your hands to God".  

Psalm 121b: Redeemed From All Evil

Psalm 121b: Redeemed From All Evil

March 10, 2022

This psalm makes an unbelievable claim..... "The Lord will preserve you from all evil."   

 Is this just a hyper positive statement or is it looking at our lives through the lens of faith?  Jacob, the patriarch spoke at the end of his life of the "The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil."  When we consider all the family problems that Jacob went through this is a remarkable life summary.   In this podcast we encourage you to see all your life experiences through the lens of a God who redeems.   With eyes of faith we can say with confidence that God will preserve and redeem us from all evil!

Psalm121: Overcoming Mountains

Psalm121: Overcoming Mountains

March 3, 2022
This Psalm stands out uniquely among the Psalms of Ascent.  It is the only one that begins with the title "A Psalm to Ascend" instead of "A Psalm of Ascent".  
The journey up and forward is not easy. It is this going up that takes intentionality as opposed to going down which is humanities natural bent. The prophet Hosea speaks of this and says "My people are bent on backsliding from Me." Knowing this about ourselves, that we are likely to descend or backslide, helps us to take measures to correct this tendency.  We need this Psalm to ascend!  We need faith to look to God who will help us overcome all the mountains in our way. 
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